Six months after iOS 12 was first released, the first iOS 12 – iOS 12.1.2 jailbreak was released to the public this weekend. While the jailbreaking community is not as active as before, there’s no denying the fact that jailbreak in itself still remains extremely powerful and offers plenty of options to bypass and fix some iOS annoyance. Are you in two minds on whether you should jailbreak your iPhone or not?
Well, given the advantages of jailbreaking, I firmly believe that there are plenty of reasons for one to jailbreak their iPhone. Using tweaks, you can add some new features to your iPhone and make better use of it. Want some reasons to convince your mind? Read below.
Why You Should Jailbreak iOS 12
#7 Powerful Jailbreak Tweaks
Jailbreaking your iPhone itself is not going to let you do much. It is when you start installing jailbreak tweaks that you will be able to take full advantage of your jailbroken iPhone. If you are new to the whole jailbroken scene, check out our list of the best iOS 12 – iOS 12.1.2 jailbreak tweaks to help you get started.
#6 System-wide Dark Mode
How long have we wished for Apple to include a system-wide dark mode in iOS? Despite multiple and repeated requests from vocal iPhone users, Apple ended up adding a dark mode to macOS Mojave first. While you can always wait and hope that Apple ends up adding Dark mode to iOS 13, you can simply jailbreak your iPhone right now and get system-wide Dark mode.
There are many jailbreak tweaks that will add a system-wide dark mode, though my personal favorite is Eclipse Dark Mode for iOS 12. It was recently updated for iOS 12 and even comes with a dark mode for websites and plenty of other customization options. The tweak usually costs $1.50, though it is currently discounted to $1.
#5 Depth Control
Despite Apple’s A-series chip being extremely powerful, the company is very picky in bringing new features to older iPhones. For example, the Depth Control feature on the iPhone XS can easily be handled by older iPhones like the iPhone X and iPhone 8 and their powerful A11 Bionic chip.
Well, a jailbreak tweak called Shutter brings the portrait blur adjustment feature a.k.a Depth Control to not only the iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X but also the iPhone 7 Plus. The jailbreak tweak only works on iPhones with a dual-camera setup, though the developer is working on adding support for iPhones with a single camera.
Apple introduced a native Files app as a part of iOS 11 and improved it further in iOS 12. However, contrary to its name, Files is not a full blown file manager and does not provide one access to the internal storage or system files. This makes manually managing your files a tough task. However, this tedious task becomes a piece of cake on a jailbroken iPhone. Using a file manager like Filza, one can easily gain access to system files and edit them as well.
Given how limited the file management options are in iOS, getting access to a full-blown file manager in itself should be a major reason for many users to jailbreak their iPhone.
One major advantage of jailbreaking your iPhone is that you gain access to themes. Using them, you can completely change the look and feel of iOS 12. Depending on your choice, you can change the system icons, give the dock a new look, change the system UI accents, and more.
If you are bored with how iOS 12 looks, themes will help you change that.
#2 Lock Apps
Despite years of development and Apple’s strong focus on privacy and security, iOS 12 still locks a native app locking functionality. This means you cannot protect installed apps on your phone from being launched by using a passcode, Touch ID or Face ID.
BioProtectX jailbreak tweak will add this missing functionality to your iPhone. Using it, you can lock almost any app and some system functionality on your iPhone using Face ID or Touch ID.
Let’s be honest here: the volume HUD on iOS 12 sucks. For an OS in this day and age, the volume HUD for some unexplained reason is shown right in the center of the display blocking any content that you are viewing or reading.
VideoHUD jailbreak tweak brings a sleek and sexy volume HUD to your jailbroken iPhone or iPad. Until Apple gets around to fixing the volume HUD in iOS, this jailbreak tweak is your best solution.
Apple is Still Signing iOS 12.1.1 beta 3
Want to jailbreak your iPhone but it is running iOS 12.1.3 or iOS 12.1.4? Apple is still signing iOS 12.1.1 beta 3 so you can always downgrade back to it and then jailbreak your iPhone. Being a beta, you will get a pop-up dialog box from time to time that the beta build is about to expire, though you can use a jailbreak tweak like NoBetaAlert to disable it.
What are some of your key reasons to jailbreak your iPhone running iOS 12 – iOS 12.1.2? Drop a comment and let us know!
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